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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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25 x 20.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 09-266 In the photograph, reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt. This photograph proved to be the last of some fifteen programs with "Granny Fish" (as Lena Bourne Fish preferred to be known). This is a scanned version of the...
Topics: Group photos, Harvard (Mass.), Photographs
25 x 20 cm b&w negative transparency; 25 x 20 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 05-143 Reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury,...
Topics: Group photos, Harvard (Mass.), Photographs
25 x 20 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 05-161 Reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Group photos, Harvard (Mass.), Photographs
25.5 x 20.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 05-167 Reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Group photos, Harvard (Mass.), Photographs
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Two outside walls are all that remain of a building consumed by a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Water is shooting from fire hoses into a thick cloud of smoke while fighting a major fire in Lyndonville, Vt., on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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An outside wall is all that remains of a building gutted by a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Icicles hang from the ruins of the building consumed by a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Many spectators are gathered on the street near the smoking ruins of several buildings burned in a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Street scene showing the extent of the devastation from a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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A building is almost totally devastated from a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Ruins of several buildings consumed by a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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A building is largely collapsed from damage in a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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A house is heavily coated in ice from firefighting a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Several men are standing outside of a building that is heavily coated in ice from firefighting a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, January 21, 1924. Lettering on sign says "The Hotel Cafe" This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires-Vermont, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Central City Public Library Yearbooks
by Central City High School (Central City, NE)
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Central City High School (Central City, NE) yearbook, 1949.
Topics: Bison, '49er, 1949 Yearbooks, Central City, Nebraska, Central City Public Library, Central City...
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Floods, Vermont, Postcards
Middlebury College Map Collection
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52 x 40 cm color map of railroad lines in Vermont in 1902.
Topics: Vermont, maps
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. A row of telephone poles stretches from the left foreground to the center background. Several persons are standing on a handcar in the background and one man is standing with a rifle on the railroad ties.
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont, Floods, Vermont, Railroad tracks
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. A row of telephone poles stretches from the left foreground to the center background. Several persons are standing on a handcar in the background and one man is standing with a rifle on the railroad ties. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Floods, Vermont, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Scene of damage from the flood of Nov. 3, 1927, with automobiles and train rails under wreckage, Barre, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Barre (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Derailed passenger cars partly submerged in the Winooski River at West Berlin, near Montpelier, Vermont. Accident caused by the Flood of 1927. Heavy duty railroad crane and locomotive with railroad cars are in the background. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, West Berlin, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Derailed passenger cars partly submered in the Winooski River at West Berlin, near Montpelier, Vermont. Accident caused by the Flood of 1927. Heavy duty railroad crane and locomotive with railroad cars are in the background.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, West Berlin, Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Flooded railroad yard in Brattleboro next to the Connecticut River in Vermont in the spring of 1936. Steam locomotives, freight cars and passenger cars are in the south yard looking north. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
A: 09.18 - Arlene Schloss Schloss used a number of people in her performance to walk through the street audience and recite her text in differ­ent languages.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
1982.09.19 Performance A to Z - B: Billy Bell
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
C: 9.20 - Kwok Mang Ho Kwok, in presenting his plastic bags exploration, had about 50 people running the street simultaneously in rain. Each holding full blown plastic bags, creating sounds and light from their activity. 
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
D: 9.21 Ilona Granet
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
E: 9.22  Tzvia Stein
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
F: 9.23  Angela Hans Angela Hans soaked herself with a water hose outside the Storefront, creating a dual action, visual and sound.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
G: 9.24 Barbara Held 
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
H: 9.25  Des Refuses
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
I: 9.26  Teching Hsieh Teching Hsieh was the only performer that completed his performance at another location, opening the door and entering his house to end his one-year performance of living outdoor in New York City. This performance showed the flexibility of the A to Z event.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
J: 9.27  Phoebe Legere Phoebe Legere  used the people inside the gallery to chat "no more war" under her direction. The sound of the chant, travelling  outside, awoke the curiosity of the neighboring  people, establishing the performance's direct contact with the community.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
K: 9.28  R & V Gerlovin
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
L: 9.29  We-Lo
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
M: 9.30  Hugh Levick
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
N: 10.01 Sandra McKee 
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
O: 10.02  Dragan Ilic
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
P: 10.03  Yoshiko Chuma Yoshiko Chuma's group invaded the street with dancing movements, jumping over passing cars and trucks. They utilized the stop-and-go sign traffic to compose and direct their spontaneous movements.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
Q: 10.04  Richard Hambleton
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
R: 10.05  Ken Friedman Ken Friedman  created a pattern of lights with candles placed on the gallery floor. He worked in darkness inside Storefront, while a captive audience watched his actions from outside. His way of exiting from the performance was to call a taxi from inside, and run past the audience to disappear in the taxi.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
S: 10.06  Aigars Kildiss
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
T: 10.07  Paul Boyd Paul Boyd i nvited friends of the community, including members of the local Fire Department, to observe and partake his performance.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
U: 10.08  Eric Schmidt
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
V: 10.09  Carolee Schneemann,  Burnout, a performative lecture
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, the narrative of the cat, Performance, Performance A to Z
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Stephen Paul Miller
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W: 10.10  Stephen Paul Miller
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
X: 10.11  RL Seltman
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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Claire Fergusson
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Y: 10.12  Claire Fergusson
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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Horizontal Vertical Band
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Z: 10.13  Horizontal Vertical Band
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Frank Shifreen, Scott Siken
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MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 1982 – FRIDAY OCTOBER 29, 1982 Organized by the Gowanus Memorial Artyard,  Gowanus Canal Redefined  presented proposals from an architectural competition, which called for critical reinterpretations of the Gowanus Canal area in Brooklyn, New York. Once being a vital industrial complex, the area had suffered from neglect and dilapidation till the early 1980s. In addition to many underused factory buildings, the neighborhood features a seawater canal and open park spaces....
Topics: Gowanus Canal, Industral Complex, Competition, Superfund, Todd Ayoung, Dennis Joyce, Stephen Korns,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Howard Rosenthal
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SUNDAY APRIL 1, 1984 – FRIDAY APRIL 27, 1984 In the exhibition  Mirror Works , Howard Rosenthal examined mirrors and reflections as a means to explore human perception of the self and the surrounding environment.  Mirror Works  included a helmet to which attached four mirrors, allowing the wearer to observe his or her and the surroundings simultaneously. The work also includes a rocking chair, with its legs extending into a tilted reflection panel.
Topics: Mirror, Reflection, Environment, Rocking Chair
SATURDAY MAY 19, 1984 – SUNDAY JUNE 10, 1984 Architecture and Consciousness  is Dan Coma's second solo architecture exhibition at Storefront. J uxtaposited of oriental and occidental elements, the exhibition  was largely influenced by the culture of Dan's native Transylvania (Romania). The exhibition was constituted primarily of drawings of unrealized projects, with critical essays that address architecture as a form of spiritual flight and a means of redemption.
Topics: Oriental, Occidental, Transylvania, Romania, Drawings, Essays, Unrealised Projects, Spiritual,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by BA BA ARC, Dan Coma, Neil Denari; Steven Holl; Bill Lane; Kyong Park; SITE; Lebbeus Woods.
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THURSDAY JUNE 6, 1985 – SUNDAY JUNE 23, 1985 Independent Visions  featured the work of BA BA ARC, Dan Coma, Neil Denari, Steven Holl, Bill Lane, Kyong Park, SITE, and Lebbeus Woods. It belongs to the  Portfolios in Architecture  exhibition.
Topics: Features, Documents, Drawings
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Seymour Rutkin; Rolland Ristine
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 1985 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 6, 1985 Return to Future  presents independent New York architects Seymour Rutkin and Rolland Ristine's collection of proposals on houses, parks, stadiums, theaters, office buildings, and landscapes. Rutkin’s work originated from a synthesis of organic form with concrete and steel building methods, expressing the physics of compression, tension, and gravity. The exhibition includes drawings, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and explanatory pamphlets....
Topics: Proposal, Organic Form, Concrete and Steel, Drawings, Scrapbooks, Sketchbooks, Pamphlets, Back to...
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1986 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 27, 1986 November to December 1986:   To celebrate its fifth year of programming and its relocation to 97 Kenmare Street, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents a comprehensive review of its past projects, exhibitions, performances, and other programs hosted at its former space at 51 Prince Street. The exhibition features  Homeless at. Home, Adam’s House in Paradise, After Tilted Arc,  and  Centers  by Lebbeus Woods, among many...
Topics: Fifth Year, Programming, Relocation, 97 Kenmare, 51 Prince, Group Exhibition, Lebbeus Woods
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Gordon Gilbert, Taeg Nishimoto, Kyong Park
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THURSDAY MARCH 5, 1987 – SUNDAY MARCH 29, 1987 Existence  is an exhibition of drawings and models by three New York architects: Gordon Gilbert, Taeg Nishimoto, and Kyong Park. The architects explored the phenomenological potential of architecture with different approaches. The common impetus of the three was the abstract concept of existence, with further discussions on the dynamic relationships between the seen and the unseen and between participation and experience. By looking at...
Topics: Drawings, Models, Phenomenology, Existence, Philosophy
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Raoul Bunschoten, CHORA
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TUESDAY APRIL 8, 1997 – SATURDAY MAY 24, 1997 The idea for the exhibition  Liminal Bodies  evolved from the work of Raoul Bunschoten and CHORA, a non-profit London-based organization focuses on urban studies. O ften commissioned by universities, architects, community groups and civic authorities,  t he two's had conducted research in developing new models and positions, with specific analysis on the state of urban environments in the 1990s. Their work ranges from theoretical...
Topics: Non-Profit, University, Community, Civic, 1990s, Theoretical, Educational, Cultural, Urban
THURSDAY APRIL 2, 1987 – SUNDAY APRIL 26, 1987 Mexican Visions  presents the work of painter and writer Russell Epprecht. The exhibition features Epprecht's paintings inspired by a sojourn in Huautla, near the Sierra Mazateca mountains of Mexico. The paintings, which were completed in New York, combine figural abstraction with emotional intensity. These works formed what Epprecht refers to as ‘an incomplete post-modern Tarot deck’.  Titles of the works include “Fire God,”...
Topics: Painting, Huautla, Sierra Mazateca, Mexico, Abstraction, Emotion
THURSDAY MAY 7, 1987 – SUNDAY MAY 31, 1987 The  Berlin-New York  exhibition is a collaboration between five pairs of Berlin and New York-based artists. For the show, each pair of artists created new works collaboratively. The exhibition was among many that celebrated Berlin's 750th anniversary.
Topics: Berlin, New York, Anniversary, Bärbel Rothhaar, Werner Zein, Peter Mönnig, Norbert Stück,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Steve Barry
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 1988 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1988 Poseidon  is an installation designed as a direct response to Storefront’s architectural space. The artist took inspiration from the long triangular shape of the gallery as a scaled image over distance. The installation included a series of works referred to by Steve Barry as “mechanical performances”. The arrival of a visitor would trigger sequential movements, cinematic images, and audio effects from the installation.
Topics: Installation, Space, Triangular, Scale, Kinetic
THURSDAY APRIL 28, 1988 – SATURDAY MAY 28, 1988 From  Destruction to Construction  presents an overview of the work of Japanese-born artist Tadashi Kawamata, known for using scrap wood to build precarious scaffolds around vacant lots and buildings. The projects included in the exhibition respond to the history of human interaction with sites around New York. From a median strip between Grand and Broome Streets to a group of semi-demolished buildings in Harlem. Often shaped like twisters,...
Topics: Wood, Scaffolds, Vacant Lots, New York, Broome Street, Harlem
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Bente Stokke
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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 1989 – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 1989 The Norwegian artist Bente Stokke’s choice of material is ash from a combustion plant. He wrote: “my motive for working / lies in the uncovering / of a space / which reveals itself / in shifts and layers of reality.” Stokke’s installations emerged from a found space and the idea that history is concealed in it. At Storefront, Stokke’s approach resulted in The Ship, a dramatic reappraisal of the gallery’s iconic wedge form....
Topics: Plant, Installation, Found Space, Ash, Ship, Wood, Craft, Shipbuilding, Scandinavian
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Michael Webb
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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1989 – SUNDAY MARCH 19, 1989 Speed ’89  showcased selected drawings, models, and texts from Michael Webb’s selected projects, including “Just a House” (1989), “Rotating Garage House” (1988), “Temple Island” (1977– 78), “Drive-in House” (1970s), “Up and Over House” (1966), “House of Doors” (1964), and “Sin Palace” (1962–89).
Topics: Drawings, Models, Texts
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Ted Krueger; Ken Kaplan
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WEDNESDAY MARCH 29, 1989 – SUNDAY APRIL 23, 1989 Towards the end of the 1980s, developments in technology made possible the birth of a new type of city possible  for the first time. This city is one  that is geographically isolated yet linked together with the rest of humanity via telecommunication.  The Renegade City  displays mechanical sculptures by architects Ted Krueger and Ken Kaplan, alluding to this new urban typology. The project envisioned a city populated by a self-selected...
Topics: Technology, Sculpture, Mechanical, Urban Typology, Aquatic, Kinetic, Analog Device
WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 1989 – SATURDAY MAY 27, 1989 Influenced by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and by the folk art of his native Hungary, Imre Makovecz produced organic architectures that pose a challenge to modernism. Makovecz's architectures speak of a universal and divine phenomenon. The exhibition presents a selection of projects: churches, residential projects, the Sarospatak Cultural Center, and community centers, as well as projects created with architecture students during...
Topics: Organic, Universal, Divinity, Church, Residential, Cultural Center, Community Center, Visegràd...
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1989 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 1989 Earth, Air and Water Studies  presented Sandy Gellis' large-scale drawings, photo studies, and models of public and private projects. The works in the exhibition see the city, the suburb, and the countryside as a wholistic system in constant evolution.
Topics: Earth, Air, Water, Drawings, Photos, Models, City, Suburb, Countryside, System, Evolution
TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 1989 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18, 1989 Spiral, Serpent and Sunflower  is a retrospective exhibition for works of Israeli architect Zvi Hecker. Works in the exhibition include “Spiral,” an apartment house in Ramat-Gan, Israel; “Serpent,” The Museum of Art in Palm Springs, California; and “Sunflower,” Ramat-Hasharon City Center, Israel. Frequently incorporating spirals, polyhedric forms, and logarithmic ordering, Hecker's works experiment with organic qualities in...
Topics: Retrospective, Spiral, Serpent, Sunflower, Israel, Polyhedric, Logarithmic, Organic
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 1989 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 23, 1989 Too Close: Cosmos Mechanicool  presents works by  Los Angeles-based practice COR-TEX Architecture led by Neil Denari.  The selected projects include a theoretical world library, a design proposal for the Los Angeles Gateway Competition, and one for the Tokyo International Forum Competition. On view  are  Denari's drawings , models, photographs, and texts.
Topics: Library, Competition, Drawings, Models, Photographs, Texts
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Enric Miralles; Carme Pinós;
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TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 1990 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 1990 Three Projects 1985–90  presented works of  Barcelona-based architects Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós, two  designers well known in Europe at the time but were relatively unfamiliar to the American audience.  The show includes  a series of drawings, models, and photographs of the two's recent works.
Topics: Barcelona, Drawings, Models, Photographs
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Peter Wilson; Julia Bolle;
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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1990 – SATURDAY MARCH 17, 1990 The exhibition  Western Objects Eastern Fields  presents  architects Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles'  projects in Europe and Japan. The two's work situated in between theory and practice in architecture. Works exhibited included their first-prize entry for the Munster New City Library, which questioned the role of the library in the age of electronic information.
Topics: Theory, Practice, Library, Electronic Information
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Ottmar Hörl; Gabriela Seifert; Götz Stöckmann
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TUESDAY MARCH 27, 1990 – SATURDAY APRIL 21, 1990 Formalhaut  is a West German team comprised of architects Gabriela Seifert, Götz Stöckmann, and artist Ottmar Hörlat. The exhibition features an installation of 100 toy robots that “performed” during the opening. Other projects of  Formalhaut  took the form of temporary installations that alter the perceptions of space and scale. Through constructions, the team seeks to challenge the presuppositions of the built environment. The...
Topics: West German, Robot, Installation, Video, Lecture, Frankfurt, Object, Photo Documentation
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Public Art Fund; 14th Street-Union Square Local Development Corporation
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THURSDAY APRIL 26, 1990 – THURSDAY MAY 24, 1990 In 1986, the Art Commission of the city of New York forged a partnership between the Public Art Fund and the 14th Street-Union Square Local Development Corporation in an attempt to solicit new design proposals for the city’s newsstands. In an effort to provide the City with innovative design alternatives, the Public Art Fund’s Project Committee decided to sponsor a design competition involving artists and architects. The goal of the...
Topics: Public Art Fund, Design Proposal, Newsstands, Competition, Boxes, Waste, Garbage, Public Space
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 1990 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 1990 Dan Hoffman's works on view at the Storefront shows a recurrent concern with material processes in architectural constructions, the increasing separation of the architect from the site, and the conditions of buildings. Hoffman’s concern about reestablishing body’s relation to building activities was reflected in six studies of building formwork, each contains and directs liquid materials such as concrete, resin, lead, and wax. The...
Topics: Material Process, Body, Construction, Liquid Material, Formwork, Inversion
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Yukinori Yanagi;
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TUESDAY DECEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY JANUARY 19, 1991 Sculptor Yukinori Yanagi’s installation at Storefront takes advantage of the gallery’s triangular shape by hanging mirrors on the converging two walls to create the illusion of a circular space. The reflection was layered with colored light reflected from red panels installed on half of the floor and ceiling to symbolize the rising sun.
Topics: Triangular, Circular Space, Reflection, Colored Light, Red, Sun